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Bears Ears Buttes Diptych, Bears Ears National Monument, Utah
Bears Ears Buttes Diptych, Bears Ears National Monument, Utah

These Buttes can be seen from hundreds of miles away and served as a beacon for Native Americans traveling to their ancient religious sites.

Bears Ears Buttes Diptych, Bears Ears National Monument, Utah
Bears Ears Buttes Diptych, Bears Ears National Monument, Utah
Happy Jack Mine, Red Canyon, Bears Ears National Monument, Utah
Happy Jack Mine, Red Canyon, Bears Ears National Monument, Utah

Surrounding Bears Ears are environmental remediation sites such as the Happy Jack Mine.  The uranium veins within the mountain side can be seen in grey.  Miners decades ago would dig into the sides of mountains, discarding sandstone and unused uranium where rain runoff would carry this contamination down the mountainside into streams and rivers used by the Native Americans.

Uranium Care Agency, Bluff, Utah
Uranium Care Agency, Bluff, Utah

Locals working the mines, or truckers hauling uranium to the mills for processing were exposed to radioactive dust causing lung cancer, and other health conditions. While many of these workers have died decades ago, there are those still being treated for years of exposure. 

Duke, Victim of Uranium Poisoning Since 1965, Blanding UT
Duke, Victim of Uranium Poisoning Since 1965, Blanding UT
House on Fire, Bears Ears National Monument, UT
House on Fire, Bears Ears National Monument, UT

This is just one of thousands of ancient Native American Ruins on The Bears Ears National Monument.

White Mesa, Utah
White Mesa, Utah

Small towns such as White Mesa continue to have contaminated drinking water due to uranium mining. 

Jack The Medicine Man, Overlooking The Navajo Nation, Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah
Jack The Medicine Man, Overlooking The Navajo Nation, Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah

Throughout Bears Ears are 100's of ancient ruins and sacred burial grounds needing protection. All too often these sites are pillaged for valuable artifacts sold on the black market.

Petroglyphs Within A Cave Dwelling, Bears Ears National Monument, UT
Petroglyphs Within A Cave Dwelling, Bears Ears National Monument, UT
Shumway Mining Region, Bears Ears National Monument, Utah
Shumway Mining Region, Bears Ears National Monument, Utah
White Mesa Uranium Mill, White Mesa, Utah
White Mesa Uranium Mill, White Mesa, Utah

Adjacent to Bears Ears is the only operating uranium mill that processes uranium ore from truckloads pulled from the active mines in the region.

Radium King Mining Region, Red Canyon, Bears Ears National Monument, Utah
Radium King Mining Region, Red Canyon, Bears Ears National Monument, Utah

There are many mines within the Radium King Mining Region within the Bears Ears National Monument that are open mines posing danger to tourists who may enter these mines to explore. Many of these mines not only have radioactive uranium dust, but also radon gas, and arsenic residue. The timbers supporting the walls of these mines are in various levels of decay.

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Bears Ears Buttes Diptych, Bears Ears National Monument, Utah
Bears Ears Buttes Diptych, Bears Ears National Monument, Utah
Happy Jack Mine, Red Canyon, Bears Ears National Monument, Utah
Uranium Care Agency, Bluff, Utah
Duke, Victim of Uranium Poisoning Since 1965, Blanding UT
House on Fire, Bears Ears National Monument, UT
White Mesa, Utah
Jack The Medicine Man, Overlooking The Navajo Nation, Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah
Petroglyphs Within A Cave Dwelling, Bears Ears National Monument, UT
Shumway Mining Region, Bears Ears National Monument, Utah
White Mesa Uranium Mill, White Mesa, Utah
Radium King Mining Region, Red Canyon, Bears Ears National Monument, Utah
Bears Ears Buttes Diptych, Bears Ears National Monument, Utah

These Buttes can be seen from hundreds of miles away and served as a beacon for Native Americans traveling to their ancient religious sites.

Bears Ears Buttes Diptych, Bears Ears National Monument, Utah
Happy Jack Mine, Red Canyon, Bears Ears National Monument, Utah

Surrounding Bears Ears are environmental remediation sites such as the Happy Jack Mine.  The uranium veins within the mountain side can be seen in grey.  Miners decades ago would dig into the sides of mountains, discarding sandstone and unused uranium where rain runoff would carry this contamination down the mountainside into streams and rivers used by the Native Americans.

Uranium Care Agency, Bluff, Utah

Locals working the mines, or truckers hauling uranium to the mills for processing were exposed to radioactive dust causing lung cancer, and other health conditions. While many of these workers have died decades ago, there are those still being treated for years of exposure. 

Duke, Victim of Uranium Poisoning Since 1965, Blanding UT
House on Fire, Bears Ears National Monument, UT

This is just one of thousands of ancient Native American Ruins on The Bears Ears National Monument.

White Mesa, Utah

Small towns such as White Mesa continue to have contaminated drinking water due to uranium mining. 

Jack The Medicine Man, Overlooking The Navajo Nation, Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah

Throughout Bears Ears are 100's of ancient ruins and sacred burial grounds needing protection. All too often these sites are pillaged for valuable artifacts sold on the black market.

Petroglyphs Within A Cave Dwelling, Bears Ears National Monument, UT
Shumway Mining Region, Bears Ears National Monument, Utah
White Mesa Uranium Mill, White Mesa, Utah

Adjacent to Bears Ears is the only operating uranium mill that processes uranium ore from truckloads pulled from the active mines in the region.

Radium King Mining Region, Red Canyon, Bears Ears National Monument, Utah

There are many mines within the Radium King Mining Region within the Bears Ears National Monument that are open mines posing danger to tourists who may enter these mines to explore. Many of these mines not only have radioactive uranium dust, but also radon gas, and arsenic residue. The timbers supporting the walls of these mines are in various levels of decay.

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